Tag: AAPI History

Suminagashi Workshop

Suminagashi, often translated to "floating ink", is an ancient Japanese paper marbling technique. Ink is carefully set upon the surface of the water in concentric rings. A slight flow of air or a tiny undulation in the water surface creates ripples or whorls in the ink pattern. Placing a piece of paper on the surface transfers the ink to the paper, revealing a unique and beautiful design.

This is a free workshop. There will be enough supplies and time for participants to make multiple prints. Space is limited. Email cedwards@cals.org to register.

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May is AAPI Heritage Month

May is AAPI Heritage Month, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The reason May was chosen comes back to two important dates; May 7 and May 10. May 7, 1843, marks the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States.

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Tuesday STEAM Teens: After-School Edition

After-school enrichment opportunity for teens focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

First and Third Tuesday of the Month | 4:00 PM

One-hour program with activities, experiments, or design challenges with monthly themes.

May Theme: Asian-American and Pacific Islander History Month–AAPI in STEM

  • May 2: Nainoa Thompson and the Science of Wayfinding
    • Make a compass and sextant,

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